March 25, 2021
Learning Opportunities
NTACT: the Collaborative Capacity Building (virtual) Institute

NTACT:C will host the Capacity Building Institute for interdisciplinary teams focused on improving outcomes for secondary students and youth with disabilities from 1 - 4 PM (Eastern) daily May 3 - 6, 2021. Mark your calendars (and alert your fellow team members) now!

Pre-CBI planning with team leaders is scheduled for April 8. Registration will go live 1 month before the CBVI.

Questions? Contact us.
From Our Partners
Thursday, March 25
2:00 3:30 PM ET 

Students of all abilities can be successful in the STEM economy and should be encouraged to pursue STEM experiences, coursework, and career paths. Join our special guest speaker, Dr. Temple Grandin, and the esteemed panel as we explore how to create inclusive STEM environments that make it possible for students of all abilities to be successful.

Register HERE
Keys to an Accessible Remote Learning Experience
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
1:00 2:00 PM EDT

In this webinar, we will share considerations and tips for remote learning, accessibility resources available in the NCRTM, and answer pressing questions from educators and trainers. Target audiences: Long Term Training and other RSA grantees, VR Agency Trainers, and other interested individuals.

Questions? Email

Annual Conference
Imagine, Inspire, Innovate
April 8 & 9, 2021
9:00 - 2:30 EDT

The Vermont Family Network's Annual Conference is online and open to all. It will feature two inspiring keynote addresses and a line-up of six workshops on topics including: a special 2-hour workshop on using the “Charting the Life Course” tool. For a full schedule of events, keynote/workshop descriptions and to register please visit the conference page.
CSAVR Spring 2021 Virtual Conference

Events occur between April 6 and 22, 2021. Visit the Conference Site for a detailed schedule of events.

Pre-employment Transition Services
Postsecondary Education Preparation
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Campus Tours allows you search and take tours of colleges of interest while at home! 
Featured COVID-19 Response Resources from the REL Program
WEBINAR: Addressing Trauma in Educational Settings - March 30 at 3:00–5:00 p.m. ET
Online Resources for Teens and Young Adults
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RSA Issues FAQs related to "Competitive Integrated Employment" and Invites Public Comment Beginning March 9, 2021
The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) provides notice to State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agencies and other stakeholders of the Frequently Asked Questions: Criterion for an Integrated Employment Location in the Definition of “Competitive Integrated Employment” and Participant Choice.

From RSA and the VRTAC QM
The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) partnered with the Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Quality Management (VRTAC-QM) to develop a technical assistance product that helps VR agencies and other RSA grantees track the various information collections that RSA manages for the Federal formula awards.

Questions? contact your RSA State Liaison or VRTAC-QM liaison
U.S. Department of Education’s Safer Schools and Campuses Best Practices Clearinghouse
The Clearinghouse will be a place to highlight lessons from the field in support of students, teachers, faculty, and staff, as schools and campuses continue to reopen following closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Clearinghouse will include a collection of lessons learned and best practices submitted by teachers, faculty, staff, schools, districts, institutions of higher education, early childhood education providers, other places of educational instruction, and States describing approaches to operating during the COVID-19 pandemic that the submitters believe to have worked well in their contexts.

The contents of this email were developed under a grant (H326E200003) from the Department of Education. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.